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Naturland

Welcome to Naturland

Naturland farmers and processors have been ground-breaking global pioneers for over 30 years. The world’s first ever conversion to organic agriculture of tea gardens in Sri Lanka and India in the 1980s was the prelude to our successful work on an international scale. Currently 65,000 farmers in 58 countries manage an area of some 440,000 hectares according to the Naturland standards. To Naturland, organic agriculture means combining tradition with modern practices and experience with the courage to adopt new approaches.
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For the next possible entry, we are looking for a freelancer for supervison for our sustainable capture fishery project an Lake Victoria. The certification of sustainably captured and organically processed Nile Perch in Tanzania for the international market as well as the support of the local community have been a 10-year success story. Naturland sets the leading standard for organic aquaculture and combines organic and social responsibilities. Furthermore, Naturland developed requirements for sustainable capture fishery. Through strict adherence to the guidelines a responsible management of Nile perch stocks has been achieved.

E SDG logo No UN Emblem square rgb1The adoption of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development by the member states of the United Nations on 25th September three years ago marked the start of an ambitious plan of action to safeguard the future of the planet. The key elements of the agenda are the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The new International Fair Trade Charter was published on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

Cosatin kleinHow Naturland farmers are meeting the challenges of climate change

Naturland was pleased to welcome Maribel Rosales Soto, the manager of Cosatin – Tierra Nueva, a Naturland coffee co-operative, and Esmeralda Martinez, a Naturland farmer, to its head offices in Gräfelfing on 17th September. These two guests from Nicaragua had been invited by dwp -die Weltpartner, a Naturland Fair partner, to report on the many decades of the co-operative’s successful work, the importance of organic coffee production and on the threat climate change is posing to their livelihood.

GIC kleinOn September 13th, a group of 25 international postgraduate students participated in a half-day seminar at the headquarters of Naturland in Gräfelfing in the context of the course „Food chains in agriculture” at the University of Applied sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf. The event took place with a delegation composed of 10 women and 15 men from the countries of Benin, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Togo and Tunisia. Around half of the participants work at training institutions in their home countries, and the other half were present in the context of the Green Innovation Centers programme.